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The HE-400 sounded like what I expected the HD650 to sound like (mins the small, lone peak of treble around 12khz) after reading impressions of the famous HD650 through the years on head-fi.  I wanted something very warm sounding, and the HD650 didn't give me that when I first tried it.  Then I tried the HE-400 out and I finally got that very warm sound I was after.  Mad Dogs fit that role for me a little as well, but less so.  LCD2 even less than the Mad Dogs.  

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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

The HE-400 sounded like what I expected the HD650 to sound like (mins the small, lone peak of treble around 12khz) after reading impressions of the famous HD650 through the years on head-fi.  I wanted something very warm sounding, and the HD650 didn't give me that when I first tried it.  Then I tried the HE-400 out and I finally got that very warm sound I was after.  Mad Dogs fit that role for me a little as well, but less so.  LCD2 even less than the Mad Dogs.  
Ever tried a he500? As reading what u say it sounds like u could like the he500. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


And to be honest..i hate u U US guys... U get everything so cheaply compared to us poor europeans and u dont even cherish that or even think its expensive..lolz

I'm sorry, I had no idea that things were thaaaat crazy over there! Too bad you can't just have a buddy in the US buy everything and ship it to you personally...

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I'm sorry, I had no idea that things were thaaaat crazy over there! Too bad you can't just have a buddy in the US buy everything and ship it to you personally...
That wouldnt help also...buying is only half the problem my friend..its the custom taxes that hits the hardest! They even check pricing on the world wide web if they dont find pricing or have doubts about pricing.. I once had a package from the states (tubes) residing at the customs for more then 4 weeks..as they were trying to find out the right price as the seller said they only costed 15usd (5998's) ofcourse that was not right..and somehow they knew..i got taxes to pay over 150euros worth of tubes..i was so ****ed up about that!!

Only way around that would be asking a friend taking it with him on the plane when he visits me! And only if he is wearing it! Or make it look the phone is used already! He cant take the sales box with him..as that would tip off the skumbag thieves called customs! Now i think of it..i think i am going to emigrate to the states! Lolz
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/22/13 at 12:48pm
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I have no reason to try the HE-500, because the HE-400 was what I was looking for.  Only things on my list are LCD-XC and SR-007.  Depending on how I like the XC when I audition it from head-amp I'll probably only have the 007 on my list.

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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

I have no reason to try the HE-500, because the HE-400 was what I was looking for.  Only things on my list are LCD-XC and SR-007.  Depending on how I like the XC when I audition it from head-amp I'll probably only have the 007 on my list.
oh okay..i was not trying to sell u the phone i have..just advising here..as i had the he400 myself and i went to the he500 because i deeply hated the treble and agressive bass on the he400.. The he500 is a more balanced phone...but thats personal ofcourse..and the he500 is Much harder to drive..
But i am also curious for the new audezes as well to be honest! But then the open one..the lcd-c
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/22/13 at 1:00pm
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oh okay..i was not trying to sell u the phone i have..just advising here..as i had the he400 myself and i went to the he500 because i deeply hated the treble and agressive bass on the he400.. The he500 is a more balanced phone...but thats personal ofcourse..and the he500 is Much harder to drive..
But i am also curious for the new audezes as well to be honest! But then the open one..the lcd-c

 

Doesn't the HE500 have bass like the HE400? I like the bass on the HE400 a lot...

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Doesn't the HE500 have bass like the HE400? I like the bass on the HE400 a lot...
not like the he400.. Is more controlled..i think the he400 hits more agressively but less controlled if ur into that.. Soundsignature is also a bit more in ur face..more treble... Its a phone of extremes...for the money a good phone..but in general the he500 is the more balanced phone..but also 200usd more expensive..

And its of utmost importance that u get to drive the he500 well..or the he500 sounds not to well.. The he400 gets to its peak performance easier with lesser amping... So in some situations ur better of with the he400.
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/22/13 at 1:17pm
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post
 

 

Doesn't the HE500 have bass like the HE400? I like the bass on the HE400 a lot...

 

If you didn't have the HD650 then the He-500 was a better choose for you than the He-400. Personally I prefer to have both of the He-400 and HD650 than a HE-500. The He-500 is also heavier than He-400. 

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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

I have no reason to try the HE-500, because the HE-400 was what I was looking for.  Only things on my list are LCD-XC and SR-007.  Depending on how I like the XC when I audition it from head-amp I'll probably only have the 007 on my list.

 

This one...

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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

If you didn't have the HD650 then the He-500 was a better choose for you than the He-400. Personally I prefer to have both of the He-400 and HD650 than a HE-500. The He-500 is also heavier than He-400. 

 

The HE400 + Xonar STX cost me £315 in total (used)....

 

The HE500 + Emotiva mini-x amp for example costs about £800.....

 

So I am trying to weigh up whether it is worth saving up for or if I should get something else (cheaper)....

 

Would not really want any less quantity or impact than the HE400 bass.... But if it is more refined then that is better.... HE400 up to about 800hz with more upper mids and smooth treble would be perfect... Still its a lot of money...


Edited by nicholars - 10/22/13 at 1:53pm
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The HE400 + Xonar STX cost me £315 in total (used)....

The HE500 + Emotiva mini-x amp for example costs about £800.....

So I am trying to weigh up whether it is worth saving up for or if I should get something else (cheaper)....

Would not really want any less quantity or impact than the HE400 bass.... But if it is more refined then that is better.... HE400 up to about 800hz with more upper mids and smooth treble would be perfect... Still its a lot of money...
A used he500 and emotiva cost ya 800USD or less.. tongue.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/22/13 at 3:29pm
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

This one...

 

I'm not discounting the XC just yet!

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Thread Starter 

This sr-007 is a sure bet. Too many unknowns about the XC IMO.

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Well it's not like I'm getting one of the two within the next couple of days-- yet alone the next couple of months.

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